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Promoting Arts Clusters

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This program promotes New York City neighborhood arts clusters by fostering collaboration between businesses and arts organizations to spur economic activity and increase tourism.

This program encourages local arts organizations to collaborate with local businesses and their Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to spur economic activity. Together, these community stakeholders will develop a tourism incentive program and marketing campaign aimed at attracting local and regional tourists.

In May 2010, NYCEDC, in cooperation with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), announced that Hope Community Inc. and the Dumbo Improvement District were selected as lead organizations for the Promoting Arts Clusters program. Hope Community Inc. will partner with El Museo del Barrio and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone on "El Barrio Today Arts Cluster," and Dumbo Improvement District will work with local groups to form "Discover DUMBO."

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